The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling but without words.
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Mixed (397 reviews) - 61% of the 397 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 21, 2008

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Includes 6 items: Bientôt l'été, Fatale, Luxuria Superbia, Sunset, The Graveyard, The Path

 

About This Game

The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling but without words.

Buying the full version of The Graveyard adds only one feature, the possibility of death. The full version of the game is exactly the same as the trial, except, every time you play she may die.

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    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard disk space: 50 MB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ or ATI™ Radeon® Video Card (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound: Any sound
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or G5
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: GeForce or Radeon x6xx type or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • Sound:
    If the game crashes or hangs on startup, please disable Steam Community In-Game in the game's properties.
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Hard disk space: 50 MB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ or ATI™ Radeon® Video Card (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound: Any sound
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
This is barely a game. It is more akin to project a professor assigns to his/her class where they must explore a central mechanic/theme within a confined experience. It would probably get a good grade as a class project but as a game this is an absolute waste of money. There are better things you can do with the cash that is required to buy this game and the ~10 minutes (at most) it takes to play it.

If someone gifts this to you, they probably hate you.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
I've eaten toast more emotionally evocative than this game.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Have you ever wanted to walk slowly through a graveyard as an old woman? if so buy this game
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Since years now I'm trying to make myself feel better about having wasted money on this, but I simply cannot lie to myself.
What you're paying for here is not a game in any way (it's not even a walking simulator because you just walk over to a bench and that's it), nor some kind of artsy experience that gets you thinking or makes you say "What a nice looking game!".
The only thing you are paying for here is a song, one single song while you watch an old lady die, and while I do like it (though it's far from great), it is not what I wanted to buy.
I never even wrote reviews until this... thing... but I had to write this now to just say: There is really no reason for you to buy this.
You can get better things with the money; you can go out and have some ice cream or buy a flower and give it to the love of your life or just buy an actually good indie game, but you don't have to do this to yourself.
Just stay away from whatever the hell this is supposed to be.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
The dev's description on the store pretty much tells it all up front. Grandma walks. Grandma sits. Music plays. Maybe you'll walk out of the park back to the traffic of the street, or (only if you actually paid for this and don't just play the demo version) maybe grandma dies on the bench.

I keep looking forward to when I'll finally connect with ToT and be entertained by their work, but this is not it. Really this only looks like a demo while working on animation cycles or basic engine functions at the start of a project, not actual release material. Didn't mind the song (some ppl seem to hate it) but the whole thing doesn't come together to make me experience something -- anything.

Skip it.
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